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Jaguar E-Type reborn as a modern electric masterpiece, the E-Type Zero

Jaguar E-Type reborn as a modern electric masterpiece, the E-Type Zero

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You don't really need an excuse to photograph a Jaguar E-Type. It's one of the most iconic cars ever made, embodying the long and low aesthetics of Jaguar design, the quintessential classic car and the love child of the 1960s.It's no surprise, then, that... >>

Nokia 8: Release date, specs and everything you need to know for Nokia's flagship

Nokia 8: Release date, specs and everything you need to know for Nokia's flagship

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Nokia will soon release the phone that fans have been waiting for, the Nokia 8; its flagship offering in its return to the world of smartphones.Nokia previously announced three Android handsets at Mobile World Congress 2017, alongside the new Nokia... >>

Garmin Vivoactive 3 preview: A fitness watch for the connected generation

Garmin Vivoactive 3 preview: A fitness watch for the connected generation

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If there's one company that's really going for domination of your wrist, it's Garmin. The company has updated it's Fenix and Forerunner devices and expanded its newer Vivo series too. The fact that there's a Vivoactive 3 might be a surprise, as we skipped... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills

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If you're a Samsung Galaxy Note user, then you'll know there's been a trend for the stylus-wielding series to take what the latest Galaxy S smartphone has started and to enhance upon it, while also debuting some new features.However, when the Note 7... >>

Toshiba Poster TV concept is a wafer-thin rival to LG's Wallpaper

Toshiba Poster TV concept is a wafer-thin rival to LG's Wallpaper

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Toshiba has outlined its plans to re-establish the TV brand in the UK and across Europe and the brand has teamed up with Vestel to make that happen, showcasing a lot of the latest models at IFA 2017.For those who don't know who Vestel is, it's a massive... >>

How to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Gestures, smart select, smart capture and more

How to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Gestures, smart select, smart capture and more

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Samsung made a major change in 2018 to the Galaxy S8 and now the Galaxy Note: removing the physical home button, so taking a screenshot is a little different to previous Samsung phones.You have a number of different options when it comes to taking... >>

Sennheiser OCX 686 review: Wired for sports
4.0 stars

Sennheiser OCX 686 review: Wired for sports

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For many there's probably the temptation to use whichever headphones you happen to have lying around for your workouts, but that's really not the best strategy. Picking a pair that are designed to cope with getting sweaty and rained on, to take the abuse... >>

B&O BeoVision Eclipse preview: An outstanding remix of LG's excellent OLED

B&O BeoVision Eclipse preview: An outstanding remix of LG's excellent OLED

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Take one part LG OLED TV, mix in a healthy dollop of Bang & Olufsen design and this is the result: the BeoVision Eclipse. This is the result of a collaboration between LG and B&O and it's a staggering result. This partnership was first announced in... >>

Sony WI-1000X preview: Killing sound with Sony's new noise-cancelling headphones

Sony WI-1000X preview: Killing sound with Sony's new noise-cancelling headphones

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Let's not beat around the bush: the Sony MDR-1000X are an exceptional pair of wireless noise-cancelling headphones. So successful in fact that Sony is exporting some of that noise-cancelling mastery and expanding the family to a range of 1000X devices.There's... >>

Miele Dialog oven combines electromagnetic waves with conventional oven tech, for some amazing cooking results

Miele Dialog oven combines electromagnetic waves with conventional oven tech, for some amazing cooking results

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Miele is calling the Dialog oven "revolutionary", claiming that there hasn't been a huge change in the way we cook food since we learnt how to make fire. Each evolution of the cooking wheel has brought a new method of applying heat, but Miele says that... >>

Panasonic GA10 preview: First impressions of Panasonic's Google Assistant speaker

Panasonic GA10 preview: First impressions of Panasonic's Google Assistant speaker

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Smart speakers are the new black; following the success of devices like the Amazon Echo, we've seen the launch of Google Home and the announcement of the forthcoming Apple HomePod.Unlike Apple, those other players - Google and Amazon - are keen to leverage... >>

Toshiba's Star Wars TV is ready to take you to a galaxy far, far away

Toshiba's Star Wars TV is ready to take you to a galaxy far, far away

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Toshiba has unveiled a Star Wars inspired TV at IFA 2017, ready and willing to transport fans to a TV galaxy far, far away. This isn't a TV that's going to shift the balance in the TV universe, but it might make some young fans happy. Based around a... >>

Watch the Sony IFA 2017 press conference right here

Watch the Sony IFA 2017 press conference right here

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The Sony press conference is one of the highlights of IFA 2017, a big brand event, covering lots of different devices.We expect some TV announcements, hopefully something on 4K Ultra HD and, if the leaks are anything to go by, an unveiling of a couple... >>

LG officially launches the LG V30: Wide screen, wide-angle, wide appeal

LG officially launches the LG V30: Wide screen, wide-angle, wide appeal

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LG said a fair amount about the LG V30 in the run up to the launch event at IFA 2017. There's some significance in the launch, as this is the first mobile device launch at the Berlin technology show.The change of approach may have come about because LG's... >>

TomTom update introduces Fitness Points and better workout planning

TomTom update introduces Fitness Points and better workout planning

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Lots of people have accepted the measure of 10,000 steps as gospel: walk 10,000 steps a day and you'll be doing yourself some good. It's an arbitrary figure and while it's convenient for some, it really takes nothing about your personal circumstances... >>

Polar OH1 is an optical heart rate accessory you can wear instead of a chest strap

Polar OH1 is an optical heart rate accessory you can wear instead of a chest strap

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Polar has an innovative solution for fitness fans in the OH1, a optical heart rate sensor accessory, that will be welcome news for those who don't like wearing a chest strap. Chest straps have long been the norm for heart rate sensors, or were the norm... >>

LG B7 review: An OLED superstar
5.0 stars

LG B7 review: An OLED superstar

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LG's OLED groove continues, building on a great selection of TVs in 2016, with updated models in 2017. The naming convention follows suit year-on-year, with the OLED B7 being the range's entry-level model and the replacement for 2016's OLED B6.While OLED... >>

Dual camera smartphones: The history running through to the Galaxy Note 8

Dual camera smartphones: The history running through to the Galaxy Note 8

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With more and more smartphones launching with a dual camera system, or two lenses on the back, we're taking a look at where this has all come from and romp through the history of dual lens smartphones. Dual lens cameras on smartphones aren't new, with... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 camera explored: What can the dual lens camera do?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 camera explored: What can the dual lens camera do?

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The Note 8 isn't just about wiping away the memory of the flamin' Note 7, it's also about the debut of a new camera arrangement, a camera that's very likely to find its way into the Galaxy S9 in 2018.Of all the smartphone companies, Samsung is the biggest... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 official: Dual cameras come to the S Pen superphone

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 official: Dual cameras come to the S Pen superphone

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Confirming news that will surprise no one, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now official, with Samsung releasing another big screen, pipping the Galaxy S8+ in the inches department and stretching to 6.3-inches. The Galaxy Note 8 evolves the design of the... >>

Nokia 6 review: Affordable Android with strength in design
3.5 stars

Nokia 6 review: Affordable Android with strength in design

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Nokia's leap into Android smartphones has been very much dominated by design. It seems to be the focus of the new HMD Global-led Nokia brand, with strong design running through the Nokia 3 right up to the new Nokia 8.The Nokia 6 was the top-tier phone... >>

Hive Camera review: Connected in a disconnected way
3.0 stars

Hive Camera review: Connected in a disconnected way

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Hive, the smart home solution, has been expanding its system's offerings to cover the whole home - stepping beyond the core of smart heating, by recently adding sensors and lights.And now there's Hive Camera, the company's rival to devices like Nest Cam,... >>

Nokia 8 vs Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5 vs Nokia 3: What's the difference?

Nokia 8 vs Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5 vs Nokia 3: What's the difference?

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Nokia announced three Android devices at Mobile World Congress at the beginning of the year as it began its fight back into smartphones. Since then, it has now launched a fourth model, looking to sit at the top of its portfolio, whilst taking on the... >>

Nokia 8 aims to be amongst the first to offer Android O

Nokia 8 aims to be amongst the first to offer Android O

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The Nokia 8 has just been announced, with HMD Global unveiling the flagship Android smartphone that many have been waiting for. It offers flagship specs, with a 5.3-inch Quad HD display and powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 hardware, meaning it should... >>

Nokia 8 preview: A flagship worth waiting for?

Nokia 8 preview: A flagship worth waiting for?

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Nokia has filled the gap at the top of its Android smartphone portfolio with the Nokia 8, the flagship phone that we've been waiting for since the announcement of Nokia's return came from HMD Global. In the Nokia 8 we see the company hitting those spec... >>

Nokia 8 official: Flagship power meets dual camera skills

Nokia 8 official: Flagship power meets dual camera skills

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HMD Global, the guardian of the Nokia smartphone brand, has announced the Nokia 8, revealing the flagship smartphone that fans have been waiting all year for.The Nokia 8 will take the fight to the likes of the OnePlus 5, HTC U11 and Samsung Galaxy S8,... >>

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?

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Sky Q is well established now, first launching as a premium service but now offered as the de facto option for newcomers to Sky TV.Existing Sky+ users can also upgrade to Sky Q at reduced rates, so it's really the provider's main option going forward.... >>

Nissan X-Trail (2017) review: Great value SUV gets premium updates
4.0 stars

Nissan X-Trail (2017) review: Great value SUV gets premium updates

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When Nissan talks about the X-Trail, it's talking about a car that it has designed for "family adventures". While the Qashqai is the urban crossover that's ferrying thousands to school every day, the X-Trail is the car that's roaming a little further... >>

Samsung MU7000 4K TV review: Bucketloads of features for the price
4.5 stars

Samsung MU7000 4K TV review: Bucketloads of features for the price

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While Samsung took to the world's technology shows to demonstrate its QLED family of flagship tellies, the MU range has been more quietly introduced, so you'd be forgiven for not knowing that TVs such as the MU7000 sit a step below QLED in the wider Samsung... >>

Samsung UBD-M9500 review: Ultra HD Blu-ray served from a refined platter
4.5 stars

Samsung UBD-M9500 review: Ultra HD Blu-ray served from a refined platter

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The Ultra HD Blu-ray player market is maturing, with 2017 serving up more choices than 2016 for a format that's still very new. As we move beyond the realms of the early adopter and into the mainstream, manufacturers are at a crossroads: go high-end,... >>

BT Whole Home Wi-Fi review: Changing Wi-Fi for the better
4.5 stars

BT Whole Home Wi-Fi review: Changing Wi-Fi for the better

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There's been a step change in handling Wi-Fi recently. Having attempted to deal with Wi-Fi problems from the router, and with various third-party extenders to spread that into places that Wi-Fi otherwise doesn't reach, the rise of the mesh network solution... >>

Riding the Brompton Electric: This is a magnificent electric bike

Riding the Brompton Electric: This is a magnificent electric bike

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Brompton's plans for an electric bike are no secret, although we knew very little about what the result would actually be until we strolled up to Brompton Junction.We were there to meet Will Butler-Adams (pictured above), Brompton CEO and the man credited... >>

Nokia 3 review: Three isn't the magic number
3.0 stars

Nokia 3 review: Three isn't the magic number

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When Nokia announced its return to smartphones, there was an understandable excitement about the 2017 version of the Nokia 3310, which saw the once classic phone dominate the headlines once again.We remarked at the time that this might be a bad thing,... >>

Montblanc Summit review: Far from peak performance
3.0 stars

Montblanc Summit review: Far from peak performance

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Android Wear started life in technology companies like LG and Samsung, before it spread its wings and convinced a wider range of brands that this Android-based platform was the ideal way for them to take a slice of the fledgling smartwatch sector.That's... >>

LG Q8 is a pocket-friendly V20 with dual-lens camera

LG Q8 is a pocket-friendly V20 with dual-lens camera

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After a listing leaked out on the company's Italian website, LG has now officially announced the Q8 smartphone. The Q8 is the latest addition to LG's new Q family of devices, following the announcement of the LG Q6, but the Q8 enters with more of a... >>

Asus Zenfone 4 teased as company makes a comeback to the UK with Zenfone AR

Asus Zenfone 4 teased as company makes a comeback to the UK with Zenfone AR

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Asus has been a little quiet in the UK recently when it comes to smartphones, while impressing with phones in the US and Asia. That may be all about to change as the company appears to be making a comeback to the UK, listing the Asus Zenfone AR on pre-order... >>

Razer planning a smartphone for hardcore gamers

Razer planning a smartphone for hardcore gamers

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Razer is said to be planning its own mobile phone, designed to cater for its audience of "hardcore gamers", according to sources talking to Bloomberg.The "people familiar with the matter" don't reveal anything in the way of details when it comes to the... >>

Stunning Galaxy Note 8 picture leak shows off Samsung's new phone

Stunning Galaxy Note 8 picture leak shows off Samsung's new phone

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked has been confirmed for 23 August, meaning that the Note 8 is edging ever closer. New leaks and renders have now given us an even better look at what the Note 8 might offer come launch day. Starting at the beginning, BGR managed... >>

Netgear Arlo review: Keeping a close eye on home
4.0 stars

Netgear Arlo review: Keeping a close eye on home

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The inevitable deluge of smart home devices has covered three main categories: lighting, heating and home cameras. Whether you're looking for a security system, or just a way to keep an eye on what's going on at home, connected cameras are available... >>

Jaguar E-Pace: Jag's Cub is an adorable compact SUV disruptor

Jaguar E-Pace: Jag's Cub is an adorable compact SUV disruptor

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Jaguar has pulled the covers of the Jaguar E-Pace, following closely in the tracks of the excellent Jaguar F-Pace. This compact SUV looks to repeat the successes of the F-Pace, a car that's very much changed the face of Jaguar, appealing to a whole new... >>

Louis Vuitton joins the smartwatch revolution with the Android Wear Tambour Horizon

Louis Vuitton joins the smartwatch revolution with the Android Wear Tambour Horizon

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While some will tell you that smartwatches aren't making a huge impact on the world, that hasn't stopped new fashion brands joining the connected party.Louis Vuitton has announced its own Android Wear smartwatch called the Tambour Horizon, which will... >>

The Grand Tour season 2 trailer drops as an Amazon Prime Day tease

The Grand Tour season 2 trailer drops as an Amazon Prime Day tease

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Amazon Prime Day is in full swing and Amazon has used the occasion to drop a teaser for the next season of its most anticipated show: The Grand Tour. The Grand Tour see Clarkson, Hammond and May extracted from the BBC's Top Gear and taking their chaotic... >>

Amazon Fire 7 review: The best affordable tablet
4.0 stars

Amazon Fire 7 review: The best affordable tablet

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Just a few years ago, the tablet space was littered with choices. There was a wide range of iPads - the de facto choice for those in the Apple club - and a full selection of Android alternatives at all price points from many manufacturers.The market then... >>

Nokia and Zeiss jump back into bed for future smartphone cameras

Nokia and Zeiss jump back into bed for future smartphone cameras

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Nokia and Zeiss have jointly confirmed an "exclusive" partnership, aiming to bring you the best of smartphone camera experiences."Our fans want more than a great smartphone camera, they want a complete imaging experience that doesn't just set the standard... >>

DS Automobiles DS4 review: Flair and individuality, but at what cost?
3.5 stars

DS Automobiles DS4 review: Flair and individuality, but at what cost?

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DS Automobiles continues its march into independence, dropping the badges of its Citroen heritage as it tries to mark itself out as something different. The aim is it awaken the "spirit of avant-garde" in DS' words. It's about being French, about great... >>

Nokia confirms UK release dates and prices for Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6

Nokia confirms UK release dates and prices for Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6

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HMD Global, guardian of the Nokia Mobile brand, has confirmed the pricing and release dates for the recently-announced Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 in the UK.Launched at MWC 2017, the long-awaited return of Nokia to the world of smartphones is now on... >>

Nokia 6 Android phone: Specs, prices, release date and everything you need to know

Nokia 6 Android phone: Specs, prices, release date and everything you need to know

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Nokia announced its return to the global smartphone stage with the launch of the Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3, a trio of Android smartphones designed to attack the affordable segment of the market.The Nokia 6 first launched in China as a JD.com exclusive... >>

Huawei Watch 2 Sport review: New tricks and 4G's a hit
4.0 stars

Huawei Watch 2 Sport review: New tricks and 4G's a hit

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The second-gen Huawei smartwatch, the aptly named Watch 2, arrives as part of the Android Wear 2.0 brigade and, therefore, with more features than its predecessor. The Watch 2 is also available in two finishes: Sport, as reviewed here, for the sportier... >>

Jaguar InControl explored: A deep dive into Jaguar's infotainment system

Jaguar InControl explored: A deep dive into Jaguar's infotainment system

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Connectivity is one of the biggest considerations when buying a car these days. We're all used to having everything on demand through our smartphones and the car makers - providers of the biggest gadget you're likely to buy - are constantly trying to... >>

Panasonic DMP-UB400 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: Packs a punch for an affordable price
4.5 stars

Panasonic DMP-UB400 Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: Packs a punch for an affordable price

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Panasonic was one of the first companies out of the gate with an Ultra HD Blu-ray player in 2016. The UB900 - still the flagship player from Panasonic - offered superb handling of the new 4K disc format, but came at a price that would only attract home... >>